About Our Team

Our seasoned team of foremen, craftsmen and support staff have an average tenure of 10+ years and are considered our extended Heller family.

We attribute their loyalty to their alignment of the values and ethics established by Robert and Patty and their shared joy of building something meaningful, everyday.

Cody Heller

CEO & Owner

Robert Heller

Founder

Patty Heller

Founder / Interior Fit & Finish

Kurt Neilsen

Superintendent

Eric Walker

Superintendent

Pat Seeheutter

Superintendent

Matt Stannard

Project Manager

Liesel McAllister

Project Manager

CJ Nugent

Assistant Project Manager

Carolyn Heller

Controller

Bonnie Teuton

Office Manager

Becca Gallery

Interior Fit & Finish

Cody Heller

CEO & Owner

Cody is the CEO of Heller Construction, Inc. He oversees all projects, client relationships, budgets, contracts and trade partner relations. Cody is always striving to find ways to improve the building experience for his clients. He looks for ways to leverage science and technology to provide a more sophisticated finished product while maintaining the caliber of Custom Legacy Homes for which Heller Construction is known.

Growing up in the custom home industry has created a unique perspective for Cody. As early as he can remember he was onsite building, digging or sweeping. As with most family businesses, he was also part of many conversations at the dinner table learning about projects, clients, subcontractors and employees.

Cody received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from St. Mary’s College and had a short stint in real estate before returning to work for Bob and Patty in Lake Tahoe. For 20 years Cody has been fortunate to call his parents partners and work side by side creating truly distinguished homes for wonderful clients in the greater Tahoe/Truckee area. When not building, you can find Cody with his family on the Lake or playing in the snow experiencing all that Tahoe has to offer.

Robert Heller

Founder

With +45 years in the trades, Robert has developed a refined understanding of the commit- ment it takes to accomplish building custom homes. His dedication to his clients and to their specific needs reflects in the outstanding construction projects he has developed and delivered. Each project is backed by his loyal team of carpenters, subcontractors, and sup- pliers, all going the extra mile for Bob to deliver on his demanding expectations of what a Heller Built quality home should be.

When not working, Bob enjoys all types of fishing and projects at the Sierra City family cabin.

Patty Heller

Founder / Interior Fit & Finish

Patty has been the backbone of the daily operations for Heller since day one. Through time and experience, Patty knows the whole building process and supports the backend business administration. She has an excellent eye for color and a talent for interior design, offering her insights and aesthetics in most projects. Her nurturing qualities set the tone in the office and make her employees feel like they are part of the family.

When not working, Patty is enjoying the fruits of their labor in her brand-new Heller built kitchen, cooking for her family and grandchildren and exploring new hiking trails.

Kurt Neilsen

Superintendent

Kurt is originally from Santa Cruz, CA. began his building career at age 15 building greenhouses for a local nursery. In 1978, he moved to Tahoe City where he started building custom homes in the Lake Tahoe and Truckee area. In 2011 he became part of the Heller Construction Team and eventually became supervisor. His supervisory skills, as well as knowledge of materials and techniques are shown in his workmanship.

On his off time, Kurt enjoys bicycling, camping, fishing, and snowmobiling in and around the Tahoe area, as well as spending time along the California coast.

Eric Walker

Superintendent

Eric has well over 3 decades in the construction industry in California, Nevada, Colorado, Hawaii and the Virgin Islands. As a contractor in the Virgin Islands for 16 years, he also had a custom woodworking and restoration business. Eric enjoys the whole range of working with wood from rough framing to the fine art of finish carpentry. It goes with his deep respect for the start to finish process of building custom homes from getting them out of the dirt to handing the owners a key upon finishing.

In his spare time, you can find Eric spending time with his wife and daughter, racing dirt bikes and running ultra marathons.

Pat Seeheutter

Superintendent

Pat first moved to the Tahoe Truckee area with his parents back in 1979. With his state contractors license in hand in 1989, he started his own residential framing business that at its peak employed 25 employees. He established long term relationships with talented peers and vendors including architects, engineers, designers, craftsman, suppliers, and subcontractors. Working with Heller Construction for the last 12 years.

Pat loves living in this area because of the outdoor beauty and the many opportunities to adventure. He enjoys riding motorcycles, fishing, mountain biking, backpacking, kayaking, and hiking with his wife and dogs.

Matt Stannard

Project Manager

Liesel McAllister

Project Manager

CJ Nugent

Assistant Project Manager

C.J. grew up in California’s Eastern Sierra Nevada and started working in the construction industry in 2003 with underground utility crews throughout the greater Tahoe region. He lived in Santa Cruz and Big Sur for spells, where he met and married his lovely wife, enjoyed the beach life, and earned his BS in International Business Administration from San Jose State University. He returned to the mountains in 2020 to work in the Truckee area construction management business, recently joining Team Heller in 2022.

C.J. loves going wilderness backpacking with his wife and dog, working on his small homestead farm, and snowboarding.

Carolyn Heller

Controller

Carolyn graduated from St. Mary’s College in 2008 with a BS in Accounting. She gained her accounting experience as an auditor and then as a Controller for a robotics company where she still sits on the Board of Directors. She joined Heller Construction in 2021 and is currently managing all aspects of accounting for the company.

Carolyn loves to spend time with her husband Cody and 3 kids. She loves being on the lake in the summer and being on the snowy mountains in the winter.

Bonnie Teuton

Office Manager

Becca Gallery

Interior Fit & Finish

Becca thrives on working with people and being part of a team. She enjoys the challenge of listening to client visions and ideas and turning them into a finished product. Becca helps clients create their ideal space while keeping their project organized and on schedule. She strives to make communication her top priority, so work is completed efficiently and effectively.

When not with the Heller Team, Becca most enjoys being on the lake with her husband and 3 children.

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